Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
We are confronted primarily with a moral issue... whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated.
I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
Equal rights for all, special privileges for none
No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.
I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
Every man is our brother, and every man’s burden is our own. Where poverty exists, all are poorer. Where hate flourishes, all are corrupted. Where injustice reins, all are unequal.
If globalization is to succeed, it must succeed for poor and rich alike. It must deliver rights no less than riches. It must provide social justice and equity no less than economic prosperity and enhanced communication.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Thought Of equality- as if it harm'd me, giving others the same chances and rights as myself- as if it were not indispensable to my own rights that others possess the same.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
We need to guarantee equal rights and civil rights and say that, here in America, workers have the right to organize - women have the right to choose - and justice belongs to everyone regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation.
I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, 'It's a girl.'
We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter - and to write it in the books of law.
Equal laws protecting equal rights…the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.
The idea of equal rights was in the air.
We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
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